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John Cooke, ed., Dublin Book of Irish Verse 1728-1909 (Dublin: Hodges, Figgis 1909); bio-dates 1810-1889; The Mountain Fern; After Aughrim (for better die with Sarsfield so/Than live a slave without a blow ... JMC, b. Dublin, exciseman (Customs); Collector of Revenue, 1857; retired 1877; Monks of Kilcrea (1853) for many years anonymous, long narrative poem, second ed. 1861, French trans. 1858; contributed verse to Dublin Penny Journal, Dublin University Magazine, and The Nation; contrib After Aughrim to Irish Monthly some years before his death; rhetorical ballads of his in Hayes Ballad Poetry; The Mountain Fern; d. London, Nov. 1889; his collection of Irish antiquities was exhibited in London, where he settled in 1869. JMC selects After Aughrim [Do you repent you made him go,/Kathleen/An quick you answer proudly, No!/For better die with Sarsfield so/Than live without a blow/For the Green!], called poignant, fresh in feeling, fragrant in expression; The Mountain Fern [Oh, the fern, the fern, the Irish hill fern,.That girds our blue lakes from Lough Ine to Lough Erne/That waves on our crags like the plume of a king/That bends like a nun over clear well and spring, &c.]
Brian McKenna, Irish literature, 1800-1875: A Guide to Information Sources (Detroit: Gale Research Co. 1978), cites The Monks of Kilcrea (McGlashan 1853).
University of Ulster (Morris Collection) holds The Monks of Kilcrea, a ballad poem (1853).
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